IT Security (ISE542) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
IT Security ISE542 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to explain the threats and vulnerabilities present in the existing information systems. The course also introduces how to design and implement secure systems that will address the threats.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the basic terms and concepts for IT security
  • Prepare plans for IT security
  • Develop IT security policies and programs
  • Recognize international security management models
  • Produce practical security solutions
  • Manage IT security risks
  • Attain knowledge about personnel security and ethics
Course Content Introduction to IT security, security plans, security policies, security models: TCSEC, common criteria, ISE/IEC 27000, CIBIT, ITIL; security risk assessment and management; security solutions; IT services and security; personnel security; ethics in IT security.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to IT security Chapter 1
2 Planning for security Chapter 2, 3
3 IT security policy Chapter 4
4 Developing security program Chapter 5
5 Security models and practices Chapter 6, 7
6 Information security management systems Instructor notes
7 Information security management systems Instructor notes
8 Information security management systems Instructor notes
9 Risk management Chapter 8, 9
10 Risk management Chapter 8, 9
11 Security solutions Chapter 10
12 Security solutions Chapter 10
13 Personnel security Chapter 11
14 Ethics in IT security Chapter 12
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Management of Information Security, M.E.Whitman, H.J.Mattord, Course Technology Cengage Learning, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-8400-3160-0
Other Sources 2. Computer forensics and cyber-crime, Britz M., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0132447495, 2008.
3. Introduction to Computer Security, Bishop Matt, Addison-Wesley, Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 0-321-24744-2, 2005.
4. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, W. Stallings, 4/E, Prentice-Hall, 2006.
5. Security in Computing (3rd edition), Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari L. Pfleeger, Prentice-Hall, ISBN: 0-13-035548-8, 2003.
6. ISO/IEC 27001 Information Technology – Security Techniques – Information Security Management Systems – Requirements, 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems. X
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research. X
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 15 45
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 175